The Network

We are backed by entrepreneurs who have shaped the world like Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, Diane Greene, and Mark Zuckerberg. There’s no one playbook for what they have done; but, in our experience, getting the right people in your corner is a proven first step. Village’s network helps you land investors, talent, and customers.

Featured Luminaries

Some of the leaders backing Villagers with their time, energy, and money are listed below.

Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Founder, Microsoft
Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos
Founder, Amazon
Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
Founder, Facebook
Diane Greene
Diane Greene
Founder, VMWare
Reid Hoffman
Reid Hoffman
Founder, LinkedIn
Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson
President and CEO, Fidelity
Bob Iger
Bob Iger
Chairman & CEO, The Walt Disney Corporation
Michael Dell
Michael Dell
Founder, Dell Technologies
Eric Schmidt
Eric Schmidt
Former CEO, Google
Eric Yuan
Eric Yuan
Founder, Zoom
Anne Wojcicki
Anne Wojcicki
Co-Founder and CEO, 23andMe
Jerry Yang
Jerry Yang
Founder, Yahoo!
John Thompson
John Thompson
Former CEO, Symantec
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman & CEO, Magic Johnson Enterprises
Judy Estrin
Judy Estrin
Former CTO, Cisco Systems
Ken Chenault
Ken Chenault
CEO, American Express
Ben Silbermann
Ben Silbermann
Founder, Pinterest
Dan Gilbert
Dan Gilbert
Founder, Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
Bobby Kotick
Bobby Kotick
CEO, Activision Blizzard
Mike Fries
Mike Fries
CEO, Liberty Global
Alfonso de Angoitia
Alfonso de Angoitia
Co-CEO, Grupo Televisa SA
Sara Blakely
Sara Blakely
Founder, Spanx

Featured Network Leaders

Our Network Leaders help source and support our portfolio companies through mentorship and participation in our events. Here are just some of the people who bridge Village to the best entrepreneurs in the world.

Nick Caldwell
Nick Caldwell
VP, Engineering, Twitter

San Francisco, CA

Nick Caldwell is an engineering and product executive with experience leading teams at Microsoft, Reddit, and now Looker. As a Network Leader he’s most helpful at helping companies with scaling engineering teams, developing enterprise products, and design thinking. He’s most interested in investing in companies building software infrastructure or developer tools.

Adam Grant
Adam Grant
Author and Professor, Wharton School
Vincenzo Iozzo
Vincenzo Iozzo
Senior Director, CrowdStrike
Jennifer Lum
Jennifer Lum
Co-Founder, BioSpring Partners
Nick Mehta
Nick Mehta
CEO, Gainsight
Anand Chandrasekaran
Anand Chandrasekaran
Executive Vice President, Five9
Utsav Somani
Utsav Somani
Partner, AngelList India and iSeed
Lisa Tatum
Lisa Tatum
Founder and CEO, Landit
Mallun Yen
Mallun Yen
Managing Partner, Operator Collective
Jonathan Swanson
Jonathan Swanson
Co-Founder, Thumbtack
Adrienne Harris
Adrienne Harris
Frmr Special Assistant to Pres. Obama
Elizabeth Weil
Elizabeth Weil
Managing Director, Scribble Ventures
Aston Motes
Aston Motes
Employee #1, Dropbox
Chris Schroeder
Chris Schroeder
Investor and CEO
Dan Portillo
Dan Portillo
Frmr Talent Partner, Greylock

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Jared Seehafer
Jared Seehafer
CEO and Co-Founder, Enzyme
John Donahoe
John Donahoe
CEO, Nike
Josh Duyan
Josh Duyan
Partnerships, Facebook Reality Labs
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson
Former GP, The Westly Group
Ryan Caldbeck
Ryan Caldbeck
Founder and CEO, CircleUp
Santiago Saurez
Santiago Saurez
CEO, Addi
Shivani Siroya
Shivani Siroya
CEO, Tala